Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 113133 7-Jan-2013 17:23 Send private message

My old setup had TV next to computer desk. 

HDMI cables from xbox & bluray player direct to TV (it only has two ports). When I wanted to watch something off my computer I plugged HDMI into back of TV. 

Now my tv and computer desk are on opposite sides of the room. 

A HDMI cable from PC to TV would have to be silly long - is there a better way?? 

Create new topic
20063 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1667

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 741197 7-Jan-2013 17:52 Send private message

I'm guessing based on the post you're not aware of wireless HDMI extenders. One of these would obviously be the only solution since it seems you don't want to run a cable.


176 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 741218 7-Jan-2013 19:08 Send private message

If your TV AND your Laptop are on the same network (wired or wifi) you may be able to stream video / audio to the TV from the laptop using DLNA.

Google DLNA... :)

No wires may be required if this is the case

A TV model number might help for detailed steps...

2243 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 87

Subscriber

  Reply # 741244 7-Jan-2013 19:28 Send private message

Under $300 for a 4-way Belkin wireless HDMI sender (4 in - 1 out).
Easypeasy :-)

1555 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 56


  Reply # 741319 7-Jan-2013 22:18 Send private message

Now my tv and computer desk are on opposite sides of the room. 

A HDMI cable from PC to TV would have to be silly long - is there a better way??


So how big is the room?
How silly long are you thinking?
What about a 5m cable? Should be long enough for most rooms.
I run a media player by the Tv connected via wired network to 2 PCs in another room.
My Blu Ray connects to them via wireless.

159 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 741364 8-Jan-2013 06:56 Send private message

If they're in the same room then run a cable.

Cheap and no issues with transmission.

4793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127

Trusted

  Reply # 741371 8-Jan-2013 08:07 Send private message

What model is your TV?

Do you have WIFI?

Do you have a network outlet by the TV?

227 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 741590 8-Jan-2013 13:23

Check the Dick Smith website, they have a 24hr online only "Managers Special" at the moment.

5 metre HDMI cable $9.98

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by richms on 23-Nov-2014 23:05 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Which one is right for me? M8, Z3, S5 or other?
Created by makiomoto, last reply by makiomoto on 20-Nov-2014 13:52 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Free 1gb data with $19 combo until end of Jan 2015 (1.5gb total)
Created by eXDee, last reply by Shoes2468 on 23-Nov-2014 23:01 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Slingshot line speed
Created by Frankiej45, last reply by Frankiej45 on 20-Nov-2014 14:38 (14 replies)

Little Wins labour Leadership
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Aredwood on 21-Nov-2014 18:47 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Orcon: Why did you cancel my email account without telling me??
Created by old3eyes, last reply by old3eyes on 21-Nov-2014 17:03 (13 replies)

My connection is too fast
Created by ckc, last reply by Geektastic on 20-Nov-2014 11:30 (25 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.